New York State is sitting on almost 10 billion dollars in unclaimed funds, according to Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.
"We want to return this money to its rightful owners,” DiNapoli said. “The money belongs to New Yorkers. We want to give it back.”
What type of unclaimed funds? It can be money from old bank accounts never closed to state tax refund checks.
Representatives from DiNapoli’s office will be on site at the events throughout the State to help New Yorkers find out if they are owed money. New Yorkers and others may also search to see if they're on the list for unclaimed funds at www.osc.state.ny.us or by calling toll free at 1-800-221-9311.
In New York City they will be at the following locations:
Jan. 8 -- 10am-4pm Institute for the Puerto Rican/ Hispanic Elders- Annual 3 Kings Cultural Celebration St. Paul the Apostle Church- 405 West 59th Street, NY, NY 10019 New York
Jan. 13 -- 6pm River Terrace Complex 157-10 Riverside Drive West @ 157th St NY, NY New York
Jan. 20 -- 6pm-9pm Senator Malcolm A. Smith's "Economic Hardship Strategies for life" Seminar The Harvest Room
90-40 160th Street Jamaica, NY 11432 Queens
Jan. 23 -- 12pm-3pm Assemblyman Peter Rivera’s 3rd Annual Winter Coat Drive La Familia Cristiana 880 East 180th Street
Bronx, NY 10460 Bronx
Or, if you'd rather search online, visit www.osc.state.ny.us.
Oh, live in New Jersey or Connecticut?